Voice Vote (January 2011)
University officials are seeking and extra $700,000 for the embattled wind turbine project south of Urbana, bringing the budget total to $5.2 million. And they have apparently found -- or at least asked -- a potential funding source.
Don Gerard, who is challenging Mayor Jerry Schweighart on the April 5, 2011, ballot, is bringing an alternative budget savings proposal to the city council tonight as council members prepare to cut up to $2 million from the spending plan. Read on to see how it compares to the city's savings plan.
I posted a while back that Mayor Jerry Schweighart was leading challenger Don Gerard in the pre-election campaign finance race. He still is, but the candidates have recently filed their required semi-annual campaign finance reports, so there's no better opportunity to take a look at where they are.
A press release I just received from the city of Champaign. If you own property in Campustown or downtown Champaign, take note of the second paragraph:
Road salt and auto parts were among the city of Champaign's nearly $1 million worth of bills in the first weeks of the year. Read on for details and the full check register.
Recycling haulers collected 61.5 tons of recyclables from participants of the city's multifamily recycling program in December, the program's first month in existence. That is far lower than the pace city officials hope to be at by the end of the year.
The Illinois Attornery general released final numbers today regarding the one-year-old revisions to the Freedom of Information Act, who is using it and how it is being used. Read on for details.
The city spent $4,838,967.64 during the month of December. Usually these are done every two weeks, but the check register needs city council approval, and the holidays threw off the council's meeting schedule a bit.
January looks to be a big month for budget discussions in the city of Champaign with a few key topics scheduled for city council meetings during the next several weeks. Read on for more details on what to expect.